Riley Ross prequals while Lady Tigers place fourth

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 The Tiger Track Teams headed north to Newcastle to compete in the Laura Chord Memorial Track Meet last Thursday. 

The Lady Tigers garnered a 4th place finish as a team as they had several top performers.  The team scored 56 points and placed behind several larger 3A schools 

Miranda Gilkey continued her great start to the season placing 1st in the triple jump (33’ 4.75”), 2nd in the high jump (4’ 10”), and 3rd in long jump (14’ 4.25”).

Sophomore Taylor Gaukel had a nice start to her track season placing 4th in the 100 hurdles, 6th in the 300 hurdles, and 6th in the triple jump.

Freshman Miranda Mosley earned silver in the pole vault going 8’ 3” while teammate Jalyn McDaniel placed 6th in pole vault. 

The girls’ 4 X 800 relay team of Gaukel, Mosley, McDaniel, and Julianne Graham placed 3rd with a time of 11:55.26.  This is the first time these girls ran a relay this year.

Marie Hendrickson also had a fantastic day as she placed 6th in the discus going a career best 99’ 9” and 8th in the shot put throwing 30’ 8”.  Mackenzie Lyons also joined Hendrickson in the finals of the shot put going 30’ 4”.  Hendrickson’s efforts in the throwing events earned her Athlete of the Week.

On the boys’ side, Riley Ross vaulted his way to the State Track Meet in Casper going a prequalification height of 11’ 6” in the pole vault to place 4th.  He also earned an 8th place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.0.

The boy high jumpers continue to put up points as Wyatt Stauffer and Teagan Tschacher earned 3rd and 4th place finishes respectively, each going 5’ 2”. Tschacher also earned 8th place in the long jump going a career best 16’ 6.5”.  Stauffer placed 8th in the triple jump with a jump of 33’ 11.5”.

Jake Heil had a career day in the shot put.  He toppled his best shot put throw going 40’ 11” and placed 7th.  This was the first time Jake has gone over 40’ in competition.  He also threw the discus very well, but had some bad luck with a couple of good throws. Heil’s efforts also earned him Athlete of the Week.

As a team, the boys scored 20.5 points to place 7th out of 12 teams. The Tiger track team will compete in Guernsey on this Saturday.

Newcastle Girls’ Results: 200 M Dash—Esmeralda Caldera-36.04

800 M Run—Jalyn McDaniel-3:18.15

1600 M Run—Julianne Graham-6:46.82

100 Hurdles—4. Taylor Gaukel-18.93; Miranda Mosley-20.66

300 M Hurdles—6. Gaukel-55.06; Mosley-58.24; Miranda Gilkey-59.68

4 X 800 Relay—3.  Gaukel, Mosley, Graham, McDaniel-11:55.26

Shot Put—8. Marie Hendrickson-30’ 8”; Mackenzie Lyons-30’ 4”; Reygan Molzahn-27’ 7.5”; Caldera-21’ 8”; Jhuritzy Tena-18’ 2.5”

Discus—6. Hendrickson-99’ 9”; Lyons-84’ 6”; Molzahn-75’”; Caldera-60’ 5”; Tena-37’ 9”

High Jump—2. Gilkey-4’ 10”

Pole Vault—2. Mosley-8’ 3”; 6. McDaniel-7’ 3”

Long Jump—3. 14’ 4.25”

Triple Jump—3. Gilkey-33’ 4.75”; 6. Gaukel-30’ 1.75”

Newcastle Boys’ Results: 100 M Dash—Kade Clark-13.42; Zach Vandeberg-13.60; Damien Molzahn-13.65; Rowan Jackson-13.92; Kaden Gaukel-14.50

200 M Dash—Riley Ross-25.56; Teagan Tschacher-27.43; Clark-27.73; Vandeberg-27.78; Jackson-27.92; Molzahn-28.01; Wyatt Stauffer-28.33; Gaukel-30.23; Casey Kremers-33.81

400 M Dash—8. Ross-58.00; Tschacher-59.86; Ben Courier-69.43

800 M Run—William Fish-2:33.82; Jacob Muir-2:34.91; Tyler Basile-2:54.83

1600 M Run—Fish-5:38.50; Muir-5:46.95; Basile-6:37.90

300 M Hurdles—Stauffer-48.80

Shot Put—7. Jake Heil-40’ 11”; Molzahn-33’ 9.5”; Tim Ross-33’ 2.5”; Dmitri Richards-29’ 3.5”; Gaukel-29’ 1.5”; Kremers-25’ 5”; Pacen Gifford-24’ 1”

Discus—Heil-105’ 2”; Molzahn-86’ 5”; T. Ross-74’ 5”; Richards-68’ 2”; Gifford-62’; Kremers-61’ 4”

High Jump—3. Stauffer-5’ 2”; 4. Tschacher-5’ 2”

Pole Vault— 4. Ross-11‘ 6“; Muir-8’ 6”; Fish-8’; Courier-NH

Long Jump—Tschacher-16’ 6.5”; Clark-12’ 6.75” Jackson--ND

Triple Jump—8. Stuaffer-33’ 11.5”


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